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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a serious, life-threatening eating disorder. People with anorexia nervosa fear weight gain and may obsessively diet and exercise, even to the point of starvation. About 1% of the population has anorexia nervosa, and it?s more common in women than men.

Anorexia Nervosa News

  • Study Confirms Eating Disorders’ Deadly Toll

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New research assesses the often fatal outcomes for people with eating disorders, particularly anorexia. The study found that people with anorexia nervosa were five times more likely to die early than those in the general population. Most of the deaths among people with anorexia, which involves a low body [...]

  • Kids Find Help for Anorexia More Often Than ‘Pro-Ana’ Posts on YouTube

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For years, people surfing YouTube may have accidently or intentionally encountered so-called “pro-ana” videos extolling the virtues of a deadly disease: anorexia. But a new Norwegian study finds that people opposed to these pro-anorexia videos have mounted a response. Now, the vast majority of anorexia-themed videos [...]

  • Childhood Bullies at Higher Risk for These Disorders

    Bullies may be at increased risk for eating disorders, a new study suggests.

  • Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Weigh Yourself (Too Often)

    Young women who weigh themselves frequently may be at risk for depression, a new study suggests.

  • Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new report has linked a migraine medication to increased odds of eating disorders in some teens. The drug in question is called topiramate (Topamax). It’s an established migraine drug for adults that was just approved for use in teens in 2014. Appetite reduction and [...]

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